Summary

What does it take to be one of the world's best high-altitude mountain climbers? A lot of fundraising; traveling in some of the world's most dangerous countries; enduring cold bivouacs, searing lungs, and a cloudy mind when you can least afford one. It means learning the hard lessons the mountains teach.
Steve House built his reputation on ascents throughout the Alps, Canada, Alaska, the Karakoram, and the Himalaya that have expanded possibilities of style, speed, and difficulty. In 2005 Steve and alpinist Vince Anderson pioneered a direct new route on the Rupal Face of 26,600-foot Nanga Parbat, which had never before been climbed in alpine style. It was the third ascent of the face and the achievement earned Steve and Vince the first Piolet d'or (Golden Ice Axe) awarded to North Americans.
Steve is an accomplished and spellbinding storyteller in the tradition of Maurice Herzog and Lionel Terray. Beyond the Mountain is a gripping listen, destined to be a mountain classic. And it addresses many issues common to nonclimbing life - mentorship, trust, failure success, goal setting, heroes, partnership - as well as the mountaineer's heightened experience of risk and the deaths of friends. Beyond the Mountain is a window into the process of a man working to be the best he can be.
©2013 Steve House (P)2017 Random House Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By Ian on 16-03-18

Inspirational

Must read for any Mountain enthusiast. Listened twice.
Thanks for sharing your great stories Steve.

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3 out of 5 stars
By helen on 24-01-18

Not all authors are voice actors-

Such amazing accomplishments and adventures. Might have been more engaging if it were read by a professional, but the story itself is really incredible!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 25-09-17

I'm at a loss, really

At first I thought Mr. House needed a professional narrator, but then I realized how much more I was getting his personality by hearing him instead of someone else.

All the tales are gripping. Many are tragic, and Steve doesn't seem to hold anything back pertaining to other details. This was some great writing by one of the best professionals of the mountains!

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